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From racing cars to first violin – on offer at the University of Applied Sciences

Ulm University of Applied Sciences is not just a place to learn but also to live. Numerous projects invite you to join in. You can not only pursue your favorite hobby, but meet like-minded people at the same time. Whether applying the art of engineering in the Einstein Motorsport Team, playing violin in the orchestra or rocking with the university's own band – you don't need to be bored in your free time at the University of Applied Sciences.

Cultural offerings and student projects at Ulm University of Applied Sciences

University sport

Alongside private sports such as jogging, rollerblading or playing football, as a student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, you also have the opportunity to participate in the diverse range of sports offered by Ulm University. Fitness gymnastics, basketball, yoga or self-defense courses – Ulm University offers all this and much more.

For a small fee per semester, use the opportunity to get moving with other students. You can find all the courses and information here.


The Ulm University of Applied Sciences Symphony Orchestra: are you musically talented – do you play a wind, string or keyboard instrument? Then you've come to the right place. New members are always welcome. We are particularly looking for viola, double bass, horn and trumpet players. The orchestra offers a wide musical spectrum – from classical, romantic, salon and film music, through to modern pieces.

The Ulm University of Applied Sciences Symphony Orchestra rehearses regularly on Thursdays from 19:50-22:00p.m. in the aula (with a special hygiene concept). Newcomers are welcome. An entertaining program of jazzy, rock and poppy pieces is planned for this semester.
If you're interested in joining us, please contact the conductor via e-mail at (, or the relevant contact person, to organize a date for a taster session. Here you will find the current rehearsal schedule.

Each semester generally finishes with a public semester concert in Ulm. You can see the pieces we've already played by looking at our program history. 

The Symphony Orchestra is conducted by the University Music Director, Virgil Bunea. He studied at the Academy of Music in Romania and has been conducting the Ulm University of Applied Sciences Orchestra since 1999. Alongside his activities at the University of Applied Sciences and as a cello teacher at the Music School in Ulm, he is also very active in the cultural life of Ulm as a cellist.


University Music Director 

Virgil Bunea

Tel. +49 (0)7305-93 2450

University of Applied Sciences contact 

Prof. Dr. Georg Schied

Tel. +49 (0)731-50 28451​​

Prof. Dr. Tim Pietzcker 

Tel. +49 (0)731-50 28528

University of Applied Sciences Band

The Ulm University of Applied Sciences Band is always happy to welcome new members.

Do you play an instrument or sing and want to join in? The band was founded by the Ulm Students' Council in the summer of 2015 at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences, as a musical offering for students. The repertoire of the music group covers rock, pop, funk and blues. The musical program is put together by Ulm University of Applied Sciences students and staff.

We'd love you to join us – just come and have a listen and join in! On Wednesdays from 6 pm - 9 pm in the THU Aula (only during lecture periods). 


University of Applied Sciences Choir

Are you interested in music and enjoy singing with other people? Then join the Ulm University of Applied Sciences Choir! 

We mostly sing modern pieces by the Wise Guys, Michael Jackson, Queen, Harry Belafonte, Juli and Maybebob, and the latest gospels too. You can join us at any time! You don't need any special knowledge and you don't need to audition! We perform at internal THU celebrations, as well as at social occasions in the city of Ulm. 

So, for example, in July the University of Applied Sciences Choir delighted the audience as part of the multicultural music project “Live and Let Live”. We are currently starting a very exciting intercultural choir project for safeguarding and improving democracy. 

If you're interested, please get in touch with us at

By the way: our choir outings are also very popular :-) 

As well as inspiring music, the choir also offers speaking voice training, breathing techniques and posture training.

During lecture periods we rehearse every Tuesday, from 5:30 pm in the Aula.

University of Applied Sciences contact 

Prof. Dr. Manfred Wehrheim


Autonomous and artificially intelligent robots are developed by the Ulm University of Applied Sciences RoboCup Team. With their robots Kate and Larry, the team have been taking part in the annual RoboCup@Home League of the RoboCup German Open since 2010 – with excellent results! Here, for example, the robots should carry out tasks in a domestic environment for and with people. The aim of the competition is to promote research and interdisciplinary training in the fields of artificial intelligence and autonomous mobile robots.

University of Applied Sciences contact

Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel (


The team was founded to take part in the “Pneumobil” competition, which is organized by the pneumatics manufacturer Aventics (formerly Bosch Rexroth Pneumatik). For this international competition, students from different universities build a vehicle using standard pneumatic components. The vehicles are powered by a bottle of compressed nitrogen with 200 bar internal pressure. These racing cars are then tested in different race categories against those of other teams.

University of Applied Sciences contact 

Prof. Dr. Franz Böhm (

Einstein Motorsport

Einstein Motorsport ... The start of a new era!

We are: nearly 60 motivated students from Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and Ulm University. For 14 years now, in parallel to our studies, we have been planning, designing and manufacturing racing cars for Formula Student – completely by ourselves.

What is Formula Student?

Formula Student is an international design competition for students. For example, Formula Student Germany has been held annually at the Hockenheim Ring since 2006. This competition is not just to find the fastest racing car, but to evaluate the design, the business plan and the marketing too.

Einstein Motorsport are an ambitious team who regularly achieve excellent results at the international events – despite having comparatively few resources compared to competing elite universities. Our outstanding performance last season got us to 22nd place on the global ranking list.

Electric Einstein!

2021 will be a special milestone in the history of the club: after two years' development, our first purely electric racing car with self-developed autonomous systems will be on the starting line at the Hockenheim Ring. We rely on your support to achieve this goal.

If we've sparked your interest and you'd like to help us in achieve our ambitious goal, click the following link to see our current vacant positions:

Einstein Motorsport Team homepage |